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>> pelley: tonight, the ambassador's s.o.s. document after document shows chris stevens asked the state department for more security before he was killed in libya. sharyl attkisson has the story. as the campaign grows shorter, the attacks grow sharper. the president accuses mitt romney of forgetting his own positions. >> i think it's called romnesia. (laughter) >> pelley: the romney campaign calls the remark "unpresidential ." reports from nancy cordes and jan crawford. she's not only brave, she's tough. the teenager shot by the taliban comes out of her coma. charlie d'agata is at the hospital. and "on the road." steve hartman joins the hunt for a primate. he's little but he's at large. >> i realize he's made a monkey out of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased security for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other americans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.
service tonight at san francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. >> reporter: u.n. diplomat and visiting u.c. berkeley professor peter bartu worked closely with christopher stevens through the libyan civil war. he remembers see the srebs as a best friend and a consummate tennis player. what kind of a tennis player was he? >> well, he was too competitive for my liking. he'd wear you down. always with a smile on his face. that's how he did his diplomacy. >> reporter: that, bartu says, is what made chris stevens a stabilizing force in an unsettled part of the world. >> people were candid with him and he was candid back. >> reporter: so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people? >> that's true. he was very widely regarded. i think the fayly's been overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >> reporter: condolences from the
at the same time hundreds gather to pay their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a if you questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies.
in san francisco tuesday to honor u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. the 52-year-old diplomat was killed in a september 11 terror attack in benghazi, libya. >> the memorial gave people from his hometown the opportunity to say goodbye. edward lawrence reports from san francisco. >> reporter: hundreds of people filled san francisco's city hall to honor u.s. ambassador chris stevens, one of four americans killed last month when terrorists attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. friends, family, dignitaries and members of the public came to remember their hometown hero. he grew up in the bay area and went to college at nearby berkley. >> he had a very challenging job, always came home. >> reporter: the lifelong bachelor served as a diplomat in the middle east and first went to libya in 2007. he returned last year and worked with rebels who would overthrow mao mar qaddafi. former secretary of state george schultz said he lost his life serving his country. >> we're here to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. >> reporter: stevens' family said they received
on the consulate in benghazi. four americans were killed as you recall, including ambassador chris stevens. the military security officer will tell his story to congress on wednesday but tonight he sits down with sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: army green beret lieutenant colonel andrew wood first set foot in libya last february to lead an elite 16-man counterterrorism team. from the moment he arrived he says he saw chaos. >> shooting incidents that occurred, many instances involving the local security guard force we were training. constantly there was battles going on between militias, criminal activity and that became increasing danger as time went on as well. >> reporter: wood met daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. that's stevens on the right and colonel wood on the left at a memorial day service in tripoli. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes
. surae chinn talked with the stevens family today. >> it was a little scatter. >> reporter: a driver stopped to tell the stevens their yard sign was on fire. >> monday morning there was a knock at the door. >> reporter: that set off libby stevens' two dogs. >> there was a huge fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: the stevens are romney supporters. before it all went up in smoke she took a few snapshots of what was left of their 4 by 8- foot romney sign in their front yard. >> it is very disheartening and sad that somebody would choose to do this. shame on them. >> reporter: this is a friendlyeesburg street where neighbors have differing views both democratic and republican signs put up. sure, a few signs have been stolen here or there, but never have they heard of one burning down. >> everybody in our neighborhood is very peaceful and it's shocking that we would go to that length to, you know, make this a really negative political environment. >> we should be able to do this without threat to each other. >> reporter: stevens said she's had smaller romney signs stolen in the pa
.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack in benghazi last month. today elizabeth palmer made it inside the room where the ambassador died. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11 used heavy weapons, there are few signs of it. but over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed two americans, including ambassador chris stevens. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall, left behind by f.b.i. investigators who finally made it to this crime scene for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins. but investigators will have been looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy steel securi gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double-locked from the inside, probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them, ambassador chris stev
stevens the ambassador to libya. documents show stevens had requested more security from the state department weeks before he and three other americans were killed by militants at attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he asked for a extension of personnel and that would be the military security team with expertise in counterterrorism. august2nd stevens asked for body guards saying that the security in libya what violent. the council came under attack september 11th, the new documents will come up monday at president obama and mitt romney square off in the final debate focusing on foreign policy. we are your go to debate station. teaming up with usa today and starting at nine on the website, we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and on 2 news@11:00, we check the statements with the usa today fact checking team. a nitta. >>> new tonight, two navy sailors will be charged with the prostitution scandal involving the secret svice and military members preparing for the president's vis to it columbia. a senior mill
. >> it was a little scary. >> reporter: a driver stopped to tell the stevens their yard sign was on fire. >> monday morning there was a knock on the the door. there was a huge fire -- knock at the door. there was a huge fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: the stevens are romney supporters. she took a few snapshots of what was left of their 4 by 8 romney sign in their front yard. >> it is very disheartening and sad that somebody would choose to do this. shame on them, you know. freedom of speech. what's wrong with them? >> reporter: this is a friendly leesburg street where neighbors have differing views both democratic and republican signs up. sufew re, a gns have been stolen but never have they heard of one burning down. >> she has strong political beliefs and she's a good friend and she definitely has the right to put her signs up in her yard. >> reporter: stevens has since put up a much smaller sign. >> it's just nasty, you know. it's wrong. >> reporter: in leesburg surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> coming your way at 7:00 we know aspirin can make a big difference when it comes to heart attack
stopped to tell the stevens their yard sign was on fire. >> monday morning there was a huge fireball in my front yard. there was a knock on the door. >> reporter: the stevens are romney supporters. she took a few snapshots of what was left of their 4 by 8- foot romney sign in their front yard. >> there's political signs up and down the street. it is disheartening and sad that somebody would choose to do this. shame on them. freedom of speech, what's wrong with them? >> reporter: this is a friendly leesburg street where neighbors have differing views both democratic and republican signs put up. sure, a few spines have been stolen, but -- signs have been stolen, but never have they heard of one burning down. >> she has strong political beliefs. she's a good friend and definitely has the right to put her signs up in her yard. >> reporter: stevens has since put up a much smaller sign. >> it's just nasty. it's wrong. >> reporter: in leesburg, surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> there is sad news out of hawaii tonight where a veteran who captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands around the world
daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself, but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. and it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> reporter: pressure from where? >> higher headquarters at state department. >> reporter: over six months leading up to the attack on ambassador stevens, woods says the security situation in libya deteriorated. there were 13 threats or attacks in tripoli and benghazi. wood says ambassador stevens and his staff made the case for tightened security in e-mails and diplomatic cables, but one by one, lost three state department security teams, their only airplane and eventually woods' squad, too. did ambassador stevens or the regional security officer fight losing another team? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like there was a disconnect between what you saw on the
efforts to rescue chris stevens from a safe-haven inside the building. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11th used heavy weapons there's few signs. over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed four americans. inside post it notes cling to the blackened wall left behind by fbi investigators who finally made it to this crime seen for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins but investigators will be looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy sealed security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double locked from the inside. probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them ambassador chris stevens. the space includes the ambassador's own bedroom. it was set up to be a secure retreat from attacks. note the barred windows all around. that night it t
's white house correspondent steven dennis. what is your opinion? >> well, i think it's definitely something that gives mitt romney's campaign new life. coming into this debate, his campaign was really reeling from several disastrous weeks. this 47% video. if you look at the polling, people thought that -- especially in the swing states like ohio that he was out for the rich, that he was -- these attacks that the president has been putting on the r, nonstop in these swing states that he's going to raise taxes onthe middle class and give to the wealthy had been hitting and have been hurting him badly combined with that video. so he came out punching and he came out trying to puncture that caricature, running to the middle on a lot of issues and on taxes really trying to hammer home this idea that he's not going to cut taxes for the rich, that he's going to cut taxes for the middle class, and the problem for him still that he hasn't yet shown how he can pay for it. the president tried to sort of puncture that a little bit, but i think the president just appeared tired and looked down
of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 20 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and imgrmigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his re
the memorial in honor of the am ambassador to stevens. gunmen attacked the u.s. mission. stevens grew up in the san francisco area and graduated from berkeley before joining the foreign service. >>> and secretary of state, hillary clinton, says she takes full responsibility for any security lapses that contributed to the deadly attack. republicans on capitol hill have been criticizing the white house for the handling of security. clinton addresses that criticism saying the president and vice president are not involved in those security matters. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department's 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> clinton says with the presidential election just weeks away, she does not want the incident to become quote, some kind of political blame game. >>> metro officially notified congress that it will be missing the deadline to have all of its under ground stations wired for cell phone service. in a letter to s
from the attack that killed the libyan ambassador chris stevens. details on these stories and more in just a moment. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is speaking out about the deadly terror attack in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. she says ultimately she is responsible for embassy and consulate security and not the white house. secretary clinton is addressing the controversy after republicans criticized the obama administration for a lack of security at the consulate. danielle nottingham has more. there's still little information about who i tacked the u.s. -- who attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. just weeks before the presidential election, secretary of state hillary clinton says she alone is responsible for keeping u.s. diplomats safe. >> i want everybody to know we're going to get to the bottom of this and when we do, that information will all be public and people will be able to draw their own conclusions. >> reporter: three separate investigations are under way to find out what happened. republicans are accusing the obama administration of a political
. will be a second viewing at st. stevens baptist church in temple hills. >>> an egyptian militant suspected in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has been killed in ie row. a tunisia man is also facing charges in connection with the september attack. four americans were killed in the attack, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >>> the white house, state department and the f.b.i. were informed a terror group had claimed credit for the attack on facebook and twitter two hours after it began. that's according to e-mails obtained by cbs. the e-mails also suggest u.s. diplomats were informing officials in washington about the assault as it was unfolding. that raises further questions about the apparent confusion on the part of the obama administration to determine the nature of the september 11 attack and those who planned it. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says a posting on facebook isn't evidence of responsibility for the attack. >>> hurricane sandy has killed at least two people as it turns toward the caribbean -- through the caribbean. a woman in haiti was swept aw
. >>> secretary of state, hillary clinton, says she is responsible for the security where christopher stevens and three others were killed in an attack last month. as she tries to set the record straight, republicans are accusing the obama administration of sending mixed messages. >> i want everybody to know that we're going to get to the bottom of this and when we do, that information will all be public and people will draw their own conclusions. >> three separate investigations were all underway, trying to figure out what happened. republicans accused the obama administration of a political coverup five days after the attack, the obama administration blamed protests outraged over that american- made film. later on the administration said it had all been planned. there will always be some confusion. there's a memorial for the ambassador stevens in san francisco. >> and we have gotten an update from the police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student. today, prosecutors put a former maryland state trooper on the stand. he testified as an expert witness that the officers
some trees overlooking the canal in potomac. robert stevens admits he cleared 25,000 square feet of trees located in the merry-go- round. that location is just up the street from dan schneider who also ran into some trouble for cutting down trees without permission. the lawyer for steven said he had the woods thinned out because last june caused so much damage to his property. executive says he paid $1,000 fine and he is working closely with montgomery county authorities to restore that land to its natural beauty. >>> one community, two group homes, and neighbors who say they are fed up with it. this is in clarksburg, maryland, where a mentally ill man died yesterday after being pepper sprayed by the cops. >> i'm scott broom in montgomery county where police are investigating the death of a man who died after being pepper sprayed while being arrested. meanwhile, residents of the neighborhood where he died are asking questions about the group home he lived in. 39-year-old nathan jonesdied yesterday after being pepper sprayed by police and going unconscious. today, jones' mother s
in libya. wood says he met daily with u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and security was a constant challenge. there were 13 threats or attacks on western diplomats and officials in libya in the six months leading up to the september 11 terrorist assault where ambassador stevens and three of his colleagues were killed. wood tells cbs news and congressional investigators that u.s. diplomatic personnel in libya repeatedly requested that security details be extended but the state department in washington, d.c.-- which he calls "state main" denied those requests. >> reporter: a senior state department official today told cbs news there was constant conversation about security but they say the nature of the attack was so lethal and overwhelming that a diplomatic post would not be able to repel it. sources say a total of three mobile security deployment teams left libya between february and august. in addition to the special forces team. that's 34 highly trainedded security personnel moved out in a six-month period. one state department source told cbs news the teams weren't pulled, that
coverage of the memorial service for u.s. ambassador chris stevens who was killed in libya, we said stevens left behind a wife and two children. we were wrong about that. stevens was not married and had no children. at the debate with more than 65 million people watching on tv, the candidates were literally face to face, toe to toe, pointing fingers at one another, each man challenging the truthfulness of just about everything that the other man said. no issue was hotter than drilling for oil and gas, and we asked wyatt andrews to do some drilling for the facts. >> in the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. governor, we have actually produced more oil-- >> no, no, how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters. >> governor romney, here's what we did. there were ace whole bunch of oil companies-- >> i had a question, and the question was how much did you cut them by? >> reporter: behind this tense confrontation, mitt romney's basic claim is the president could have leased more pu
stevens. we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this individual came here for the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> the fbi policies to a bomb plot in new york city. >> 21-year-old bangladesh taken into custody by undercover fbi agents. >> after parking a van next to the federal reserve in lower manhattan. designee tried to detonate what he thought was a real 1,000 pound bomb. designee taped a video statement claiming a victory for terror and al qaeda. >> he's a nuts. why would you do something like that. >> this president has failed america's women. >> started talking about binders. the here to go ahead and ask where qualified women were. he should have come to my house. >> tonight's debate is very much on a lot of people's minds. one is his sonntag. >> what is it like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar. >> you want to rush down the stage and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that. >> mississippi ahears to be the hardest hit by storms. >> the flight of a german
the benghazi attack, an attack that claimed the life of christopher stevens and three others. how well did you know ambassador stevens? >> eventually wevery well. we lived and worked on a residence compound, ate breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner with him when he wasn't at diplomatic functions. >> reporter: wood says ambassador stevens was eager to connect with libyans 600 miles away in benghazi, one of the first cities to declare itself free from gadhafi's rule, but it was still a dangerous place. >> i do know there was an al qaeda demonstration in benghazi in june. they had a parade down the street. they raised their flag on one of the county buildings there. >> reporter: isn't that sort of a red flag for the security situation, that you have al qaeda supporters rallying in the streets of benghazi in june of 2012? >> yes, that was another indicator to watch, to be aware of, and to try and compensate for as well. >> reporter: wood says ambassador stevens and his staff repeatedly asked for more security, but instead got less. when stevens visited benghazi on september 11, wood's group and
.s. consulate in libya, killing christopher stevens and three other americans. but just weeks before the presidential election, secretary of state, hillary clinton, says she alone is responsible for keeping u.s. diplomats safe. >> i want everybody to know that we're going to get to the bottom of this and when we do, that information will be public and people will be able to draw their own conclusions. >> three separate investigations are underway to find out what happened. republicans are accusing the obama administration of a political coverup. >> i think it's the responsibility of the president of the united states to know these things and to deal with them, not just the study. >> five days after the attack, the obama administration blamed it on protesters, outraged over an american-made film. later, the administration said terrorists were behind the planned attack. clinton says in the fog of war, there's always going to be confusion. >> everybody had the same information. i mean, i have to say i know there's been a lot of attention paid to who said what and when, but i think
as the attack unfolded. as you know, four americans were killed, including ambassador christopher stevens. sharyl attkisson has our story. >> reporter: the e-mails contain the earliest descriptions so far of what happened at benghazi the night ofty t attack. at 4:05 p.m. eastern time on september 11 an alert from the state department operations center was issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies. including were the white house situation room, the office of the director of national intelligence and the f.b.i. u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi under attack. approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens who is currently in benghazi and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. at 4:54, less than an hour later, another alert "the firing in benghazi has stopped, a response team is on site attempting to locate chief of mission personnel." then at 6:07, state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli reported the islamic military group ansar al-sharia claims responsibility for benghazi attack
. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed by terrorists on the anniversary of september 11. sharyl attkisson reports a house committee opened a hearing on the attack today. >> reporter: the state department's eric in order strap was the lead security official in libya and says he told his headquarters that getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardships, not the gunfire, not the threats, it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. i added it by saying for me the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood head add special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this" and the answer kept coming back as? >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official w
the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside of the compound prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he wants to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> the producers of "sesame street" wants the obama campaign to stop using big bird in his campaigns. >> and a test in front of the supreme court, whether race should be considered in college admissions. >> investigators want to find out how a passenger got from china to the u.s. with checked weapons. >> incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. right there a popular teacher was punched in the face. >> extreme mountain biker tries to jump a 68-foot canyon. wipe out. >>> back on to the track. he leaps. he got it! oakland a's beat the tigers in game three. >> the giants live to see another day. >> all that. >> the more times you've gone to rehab the better you are at ping pong. so i'm really go
, september 11, ambassador stevens was being visited by the turkish ambassador. and the coordinated attack lasted for hours with al qaeda-associated militia. my belief is that that was known by the administration within 24 hours. and, quite frankly, susan rice, on your show on september 16, the president on the 18th, the and the 25th, kept talkin talking about an attack inspired by a video. they're trying to sell a narrative, quite frankly, that the middle east, the wars are receding and al qaeda's been dismantled, and to admit that our embassy was attacked by al qaeda operatives and libya leading from behind didn't work. i think undercut that narrative. they never believed the media would investigate. congress was out of session, and this caught up with them. i think they have been misleading us, but it finally caught up with them. >> schieffer: well, that is a very serious charge you just leveled, senator graham. >> uh-huh. >> schieffer: are you saying the administration deliberately misled the american people to make it look as if terrorism i is-- is not as much of a threat as apparentl
not kill her. it was a gunshot wound to her neck. she works for the winchester star. >>> robert stevens is in hot water after he admitted to cutting down trees overlooking the c&o canal in potomac. he said 25,000 square feet of trees in the merry go round enclave off river road were removed. a lawyer for stevens said he had the woods thinned out because last june's derecho caused so much damage on his property. the executive paid a $1,000 fine and is working with the county to restore the land. >>> it 16:12. another death possibly related to the outbreak of fungal meningitis. >> federal health officials say the problem is only going to get worse from there. 9news now is back in two minutes. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:15. what do we talk about first thing in the morning? food. yesterday we marked the 19th anniversary and bacon with cake is really good. >> the cake with strawberries in the middle. >> can we savor your forecast? >> i think we can. maybe not this morning. it's a little damp in spots. we're going to get into s some sunshine a. nice day. we'll keep th
&o canal on the potomac. lockheed's c.e.o. robert stevens admits he cleared 25,000 square feet of trees located when the prestigious merry go round enclave off river road. redskin owner dan snyder also ran into trouble for cutting down trees without permission. he lives up the street from stevens. a lawyer for stevens says he had the woods thinned out because last june's derecho caused so much damage on his property. the executive says he paid $1,000 fine and is working closely with montgomery county authorities to restore the land to its natural beauty. >>> time right now 16:38. i'm -- is 6:38. i'm jessica doyle. i'm watching your money and holiday shopping. just 75 days till christmas. you done yet? a lot of people actually are not waiting to find a deal this year. joining us now with more is tray from retail me notes. insider magazine. tray, what's going on? people are shopping super early this year. >> you know, it's really interesting. we conducted a poll of consumer affairs and found that 40% of people are starting their shopping before november. so what this is creating is an ext
wrong during the deadly siege at the mental consulate in libya. the american ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in that september 11 attack. it was not the first time that the compound has been targeted. the consulate was bombed in june. just three days before the latest attack, the commander of a local militia warned americans about their deteriorating security conditions in libya. >>> the supreme court is taking up the issue of a affirmative action at universities -- of affirmative action at universities. the plaintiff says she was denied admission to the university of texas because she is white. danielle nottingham has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: the supreme court is once again deciding whether race should be a factor in college admissions. abigail fisher sued the university of texas claimed she was denied a spot partly because she is white. fisher's supporters say there are ways colleges can promote diversity without considering race. >> we think that colleges and universities throughout the country can institute race neutral admission criteria, esp
, the original explanation for the u.s. embassy in bengazi that killed chris stevens and others is false. it had nothing to do with a revolt from extremists opposing an antiislamic film. it was the result of a terrorist attack. now the truth is out, this committee is demanding answers. >> you are saying you got it wrong, it stayed wrong, you didn't know any better. is that right? >> reporter: the chairman and other members of the committee grilled ambassador kennedy and members of the state department. >> if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> reporter: the committee accused the administration of failing to provide adequate security at the embassy. the finger pointing is split down political lines. >> my goal is to try in some way to put this partisanship behind us and to focus on the security of personnel. >> reporter: mitt romney has used this to criticize obama. derek. >>> the washington nationals are on brink of elimination after an embarrassing loss. we're here and trying to
.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, the first ambassador to be murdered since 1979, 33 years ago. >> charlene lamb, the state deputy assistant secretary, testified that she and the department did not support the request for more security. according to lamb, given the information available, the number of security agents, called assets, was adequate. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> as to the number of assets, chairman ice issa said this. people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the chairman's point was reinforced this week by the dozens of heavily armed men. >> question. given the facts that have come out since the september 11th benghazi attacks, can it be sad with certainty that there was adequate forewarning of the security gaps but inadequate follow through by the department of state mort? >> that is the only conclusion you can take from it. plenty of warning, they wanted more police protection for the embassy and it was not given. in fact they had virtually
.s. cult -- consulate in benghazi. left clifr stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusion. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. designee said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt very electronically we could not put forces at risk in that situation. >> the attack occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. >> did you have forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching anniversary? >> we did. >> let me point out, it was 9/11 every where in the world.
, secretary of state hillary clinton is speaking about the death of christopher stevens. >> clinton said she was responsible for the ambassador's security, not the white house, and margaret brennan spoke with the secretary overnight in lima, peru. >> reporter: good morning. on her first overseas trip since the fatal attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, secretary clinton is tryingo set the record straight, pushing back against what some are calling mixed messages out of washington. on september 16th, ambassador susan rice made a number of tv appearances. did you approve her speaking points that she delivered on the tv shows that day? >> i think she very clearly said here's what we know now, but this is going to change. this is what we have at present, but it will evolve, and the intelligence community has said the same thing. >> reporter: just five days after the attack, rice appeared on cbs's "face the nation." she blamed the violence on spontaneous protest over an anti-muslim film. >> you did not have information at present that lead us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned
to improve his view. the washington post reports robert stevens cut down almost an acre of protected land in the farm community. some of those trees around 180 years old. park police opened a criminal probe and montgomery county fined stevens. redskins owner, dan schneider, who is one of his neighbors, also cut down some trees to include the view. lesli. >> the fbi wants you to take a good look at the man in this surveillance video. he handed the teller a note and took off in a cab. that man was last seen wearing a dark suit and tie, a dark nationals baseballs hat and sunglasses. >>> tomorrow, the nationals will play the first baseball playoff game in washington in 79 years. as matt jablow tells us, everything about the game is cause for celebration. everything except the game start time. >> yeah. >> greg is the chief operating officer of mcnair travel management in alexandria. >> i've been here 5 1/2 years. >> wednesdays is typically the busiest day of the week. >> wednesday is my heavy sales commitment day. >> this week, that's a big problem. a nationals season ticketholder who i
stevens murder be prevented. his former security chief talks to cbs news. >> california gas prices don't soar plus the simple switch your phone company will not do to prevent theft. >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we're going to win florida, we'll take back the white house. >> mitt romney rides new momentum into the swing state. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, they just performed flaw lesley night after night. i can't say the same. >> is there anything more than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be days away for california drivers who are suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they are keeping me at home. >> 91 cases of fungal meningitis. >> fists started flying. wild brawl between two separate wedding parties. one man dead and four people under arrest. >> liftoff. new era in space flight. >> at talladega super speedway, a 25 car pileup. no injuries. >
the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereign ti of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crumplinging jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the boj announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng added half of a percent. today we get the latest snapshot on jobs. the labor department says on thursday that weekly unemployment applications were up
, libya, three weeks ago. four americans, you'll recall, were killed, including ambassador chris stevens. there are a lot of questions about what happened. margaret brennan has been following this story and she's at the start tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the cretary of state reacted to pressure from the public, the press, and the house oversight committee to address the controversy around the administration's response to that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. were there multiple requests for increased security in tripoli and benghazi and can you address whether washington or your office rejected those requests? >> well, let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently pointed to intelligence reports that indicated there was no threat to the u.s. mission and that it was intelligence age
, the penalized hospitals will forfeit about $290 million in medicare funds over the next year. steven love heads the dallas/fort worth hospital council. he says the penalties are unfair to hospitals that serve primarily low-income populations. >> hospitals that treat people that are in low-income areas in many cases don't have the primary care providers they need in their communities. they may not have the pharmacies they need. and so to coordinate that care outside of the hospital is going to be very difficult. >> reporter: scott, not all hospitals are failing to meet these guidelines and some hospital executive wes spoke to say the initiative is not all bad. in fact, some of those hospitals are developing their own programs to keep people healthier once they do get home and out of the hospital. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. what's causing the seats to come loose on some american airlines jets? that's next. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my
steven clark of northwest d.c. boy is he a long way from home. 47,000 fans, and i just happened to find the one brave enough to rock the occurly w. >> and they proud of that. >>'s big man. >> i have family here. >> but he's a big man on an island. >> it's lonely here. >> tough territory. enduring cardinals cheers. and fans jeers. >> how are you going get outta here alive. >> i don't know. i'm gonna follow you. >> is it looked bleak, but finally after three hours -- >> look at the game baby! >> i guess we can call him nats- strodamus. an opening series win, and, heck, clark says he might just stick around for monday's tilt. i guess we know who will be calling in sick. in st. louis, dave owens, 9sports. >> the redskins and nationals were not the only professional teams in the area with big games. of course the ravens were also in action and the orioles played their first playoff game in some 15 years. matt jablow tells us tonight it all added up to a great day for area sports fans, and many restaurant owners. >> reporter: it's a good day to own a washington area restaurant with big screen
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the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. the white house initially said the violence was related to a protest but later admitted it was a al qaeda linked terrorist attack. >>> either they are misleading the american people incredibly incompetent, you couldn't believe five days after the attack it was based on a riot that never occurred. to say that you're either very income period ten or misleading. >> ambassador father's said he doesn't want his son's death to become a campaign issue. >>> the 4-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban has been moved to england for medical treatment. the next few days are critical for malala yousufzai. she was shot in the head by the taliban nearly a week ago for promoting girls education and criticizing the militant group. pakistani doctors say she needs more surgery and rehabilitation. >> funeral services will be held tomorrow for arlen specter. he died yesterday following a long battle with cancer. he was 82 years old. specter was a republican turned democrat who was ousted from office. sharyl a
in libya has been killed. a man -- four americans were killed including chris stevens. >>> the white house state department and the fbi were informed a militant islamist group had claimed credit two hours after it began, according to e-mails obtained bycbs news and suggest they were informing officials in washington about the assault as it was unfolding. it raises further questions about the seeming confusion on the part of the obama administration to determine the nature of testify september 11th attack and who planned it. hillary clinton responded saying a posting on facebook isn't evidence of responsibility for the attack. >>> we all watched harry and sally struggle with the question back in the old movie can men and women be just friends? a new study is out and we take those results and hit the streets. wait until you hear what people say about age-old ca none drum. >> and licorice, it could be bad for you. that's coming up in the health alert. >> a warning, eat wish too much black licorice can come with side effects. it contains a sweetener that could cause aa drop in potassium. when
. 20 people fired shots explosions heard. ambassador stevens and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe-haven. at 4:54 less than an hour later another alert the firing in benghazi has stopped. a response team is on site attempting to locate mission personnel. then at 6:07 state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli said the islamic military group ansar al sharia has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. it's a part of the ongoing political debate whether the administration attempted to mislead in saying the assault was an outburst of a protest rather than a planned attack by terrorists. 14 hours after the attack, president obama sat down with steve croft for a previously scheduled interview and he said he didn't believe it was due to mob violence. >> you're right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in egypt. and my suspicion is that there are be folks involved in this who are looking to target americans from the start. >> the white house andtate department declined comment on the e-mail alert. the white house
-- benghazi which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up. >> schieffer: that si a very serious charge that you've just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to make it look as if terrorism is-- is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent. they are very political when it comes to foreign policy. when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive and they delay. >> reporter: libya became an issue last week on the campaign trail, especially after thursday's vice presidential debate when joe biden said the white house wasn't informed of multiple requests for more security at the consulate. >> we weren't told they wanted more s
to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton sought to take the mounting pressure off the white house. >> nobody wants to get answers more than i do. >> clinton was asked to address remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice in which rice said the attack was not preplanned but rather an offshoot over a protest of an anti-muslim video. >> she got the same information that everyone got. i think she very clearly said here's what we know now. but this is going to change. >>n an interview with cnn, clinton tried to further distance the white house from the attacks, saying "i'm in charge of the state department 60-thousand plus people all over the world. the president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions about security." that statement seems to confirm a statement made by vice president joe biden during his debate with paul ryan last week. >> we w
county police say they've now arrested the man responsible for this. the name michael steven mckenney. the 32-year-old is hosting a whole host of charging including burglary and video taping without consent. >>> a second man has now been linked to a plot to blow up the federal reserve bank in new york. the new york times reports the young man is under arrest in san diego on child pornography charges. the suspect, howard billy -- is now charged. >>> a senior security official killed in a car bomb attack in beirut, lebanon it happened today. the head of lebanon national police intelligence unit was among eight who died in the attack. in all about 80 people were wounded. >>> well police now think they know what caused that crash to kill the prince george's county police officer on his way home yesterday. this is the second death in two months, the third in two years. bruce declan is live. >> reporter: the message is wear your seat belts. as you said this is the third unbuckled prince george's police officer to died in the last two years. but this this case police believe that a 61
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